Preview: England v Italy {09/03/19}

England will look to maintain their impeccable record against Italy and keep their 2019 Guinness Six Nations title hopes on track at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon. England have never lost to the Azzurri but the visitors’ innovative ‘Fox’ tactics of not allowing a ruck to form in the tackle area gave

Six Nations 2019 Report: Italy 16 v 26 Ireland

Ireland's 26-16 victory has moved themselves right back into contention for the 2019 Guinness Six Nations after fighting back to see off a stubborn Italy and set up a mouth-watering final two rounds. Keith Earls and Conor Murray scored second-half tries as Joe Schmidt’s men, far from their best once more,

Result: Japan 22 v 25 Italy (16-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Italy claimed their first victory of the year when they beat Japan 25-22 in their June international at the Noevir Stadium in Kobe on Saturday. The Azzurri dominated the early stages before Japan fought back in the second-half and both sides eventually scored three tries apiece. The result also means that Italy

Preview: Japan v Italy (16-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Michael Leitch will lead a Japan side that shows just one change and one positional switch for the second Test with Italy in Kobe on Saturday. Following last week’s 34-17 win over the Azzurri in Oita, head coach Jamie Joseph has stuck with the same 23 players. However, he has opted to

Result: Japan 34 v 17 Italy (09-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Japan produced a polished all-round performance to see of Italy 34-17 at Oita Bank Dome in Oita in their first Test of the year on Saturday. Tries from Amanaki Mafi, Kenki Fukuoka, Loamno Lemeki and Kotaro Matsushima proved too much for Italy, who scored through Tizano Pasquali and Braam Steyn. Italy

Preview: Japan v Italy (09-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, Japan Local time kick off 14:45 NZ Kick Off - 17:45, Sat 09 Jun 2018 Referee: Nic Berry (Australia) Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Nick Briant (New Zealand) Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England) JAP (on 75.66 points) at home -vs- ITA (on 71.10 points) RR WORLD RANKINGS Possible Outcome Rating Point Exchange New JAP Rating New ITA Rating Will ITA overtake